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El Dorado 12-Year Rum is composed of a blend of aged rums, all at least 12 years old. The rums are distilled using a combination of stills including double wooden pot stills and are aged in bourbon oak casks.
Demerara Distillers of Guyana produces El Dorado 12-year rum and is the country's last remaining distillery, with origins tracing back to 1670. The name ""El Dorado"" references the legendary city of gold that is said to be in the country's Rupununi region.
Nepříliš výrazná nebo specifická vůně. Chuť pouze sladká. Trochu fádní.
It is a decent sipping rum, but nothing special......
After opening the bottle it smelled like glue, still after opened it for a while. Taste was ok, but not as good as expected.
Since the bottle is half full the smell and taste is a lot better.
This is a sweet rum with good taste. Not special. According my brother in law it is really good with cola as it brings out the coconut flavour. I am now curious to the 15 and 21 years El Dorado.
Definitely a quality aged rum, but there's nothing in particular that really makes it stand out.
Very easy to sip. Lives up to its expectations, sweet and just not to complex compared to higher end rums.
En ok rom i en flot flaske. Den bliver bedre efter et stykke tid og er ganske fin.
Best rum under 20 eur. Ok taste. Not something I would buy to home bar but great within given limit.
I had many trips to Cuba and always enjoyed Havana Club 7 yo. Up until now I did not try anything else except Cuban rum. Once I've brought from there Santiago de Cuba 11yo and have found it so smooth and delicius compared to HC. Since then I've discovered world is full of different rums ). Had tried 12 of them so far. And I will rate them comparing to HC as the base rated 6.
If your going to try you first eldorado I would go with the 15
Better than most, but not as good as the 15. I prefer the 2006 single still releases by El Dorado
My previous expensive rums had been some variations of Bacardi but this very dark rum is just way too sweet.
It is easy to drink and most people would probably like it, I find it far too sugary though.
I find this a smooth sipping rum that is over-rated. I prefer a rum on the rocks with slices of lime. I find I use more limes to take off the hard edge of this rum. Good but far from favorite. Aargh!
Verstehe die hohen Ratings nicht. Irgendwie langweilig.
Op zich een goede smaak maar veel te zoet. Beter Neem je de 8 jaar of 15 jaar.
i live in a place where restaurants rarely have great rum selections. I was surprised to find a 12 year old El Dorado. With so many positive reviews I looked forward to trying it. This one was a major disappointment to me. The taste was heavy on the Carmel. Sweet but not too sweet and a hint of vanallia But the overwhelming characteristic is the medicinal smell and taste. It smells and tastes like NyQuil - and that's being polite. After a couple it becomes more drinkable but I cannot recommend this rum. It says 12 year old run but it has the smoothness of 12 hour hootch.
One of my first rum, nothing special about it. I dont quite remember anything about the taste after almost a year, so it speaks for itself.
Kategorie: Hnědý rum spíše do sladka 40%
Hodnocení: Zde bohužel musím jít proti proudu, jelikož rum mě moc nezaujal. Ano, má výrazné dubové aroma, ano, stojí méně než ostatní lepší rumy a ano, může se s nimi chuťově srovnávat, ale ani přes to všechno si mě nezískal. Asi jsem od něj čekal po všech pochvalných recenzích až moc. Mívám rozpito několik rumů najednou, ale po tomto jsem sáhl málodky (rozuměj obsah ostatních flašek mizel rychleji). Během pití jsem ho vždy podvědomě srovnával se Zacapou, jelikož vůně tohoto rumu mi ji připomněla, a Zacapa je holt někde jinde. Jde o dobrý chutný rum, který ale nemá nic, co by mohl nabídnout jako bonus.
This is sweet smoky deliciousness at a bargain price! (less than $30 locally)if I add a little El Dorado EHP Single Barrel, it gets even better!
EDIT- this went from being a fav to, damn this is undrinkably sweet in about 18 months.
edited to add sugar test results- 35-39g
Nicht mein Geschmack da ich lieber etwas milderen Rum bevorzuge. Der erste Eindruck ist recht intensiv. Einen deutlichen Unterschied kann man im Vergleich mit dem 21 Jahre alten El Dorado deutlich feststellen. Nicht meine erste Wahl, kommt nicht in mein Regal.
Den er helt ok, og kunne sagtens finde på at købe den igen
It took me several days to finally find a bottle of this fantastic 12-year-old rum from Guyana. I had not had it in quite some time and forgot about how good it is. I did remember doing a side by side taste test years ago between the 12 year old and 15 year old. I still remember that the 12 year old was the better buy and it is the only vintage that is always sold out at any local liquor store. Many others obviously agree.
The flavors are so complex that they change with each neat sip. It would be an absolute disgrace to use this rum as a mixer. The only reason that I have not rated this one as a perfect 10 is that there are no doubt a few better rums out there that I have not tried, but not at this low price of only $31.
There is a phrase in bourbon jargon called "too long in the wood". This simply means that optimum aging for spirits is 9-12 years. Anything beyond 12 years actually detracts from the perfect taste by adding wooden barrel flavors (a case in point is Flor de Cana 18). Those who prefer the higher aged rums either like that woody whiskey flavor or simply need to justify spending the extra money on their bottles. However, if I see one of those 21 year old rums at a bar, I may try just one shot for the heck of it. I would probably feel like a fool for buying a whole bottle. If anything works, don't fix it.
Update: My last bottle is now long gone, but deemed to be one of only two sugar bombs worth replacing. The other sugar bomb is Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. My new bottle will remain unopened for quite some time. When finally opened, I will record that date in my spreadsheet to make sure that it gets consumed within two months. Sugar bombs never last beyond 3-4 months due to oxidation in the bottle.
Update August 4, 2019: After finding many damn good dry rums, I now find this overly sugared rum not so appealing as from first sip. My rating now drops down from a 9 to a 6. It has gone from delightful to disgusting in only a matter of six weeks after opening. Stay away from all sugar bombs like this one!!!!
Sjov krads kortvarig smag som ikke afrundes eller foldes ud synes dybden udebliver.
Pris. 200 DV
Nezklamal a neprekvapil. Konzumni lepsi rum. Jemnesi chuti s pocatecnim silnejsim alkoholovym oderem ale jemnou chuti avsak nijak vyranou ci specifickou chuti. Vypit lahev bych nepovazoval za problem.
El Dorado 12-Year rum review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide